My Sea and Sea DX-D200 Arrived!
Posted 03 May 2006 - 09:49 AM
The housing is noticably smaller than the DX-D70 and has no seperate tray - the handles fix to the side of the housing itself. The result is a much more compact package which will be easier to travel with.
It has a leak sensor, unlike the DX-D70, and very solid and smooth feeling buttons.
I shall get it wet over the next few days (once this ear infection clears up - grrrrrr!) and post a fuller report - I'm going to do a full review in the new underwater photography forum on photo.net and on my own website once I've returned from the Red Sea in early June.
Posted 04 May 2006 - 02:48 AM
Looks fine. Any thoughts regarding the viewfinder, ports, and gear fit and function?
Ditto. Also, are the handles removable for stowage?
Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:23 AM
Also, are the handles removable for stowage?
They should be, they are the same handle mouldings used on the film SLR housings. Mine's sitting in Florida right now waiting for a zoom gear...
D300, D200, D70, 12-24 f4 AFS DX, 60mm f2.8, 70-200 f2.8 AF-S VR, 105 f2.8 AF-S VR, Tokina Wunderlens.
Photo galleries @ Ruaux.net
Posted 04 May 2006 - 10:50 AM
I set it up with a 12-24 zoom today to test out the gear action - it's very smooth and solid feeling.
The camera tray is a little awkward to fit as you have to line up a geared lever that operates the focus mode dial, but once it's on it's solid. Thereafter the camera fits the housing like a glove.
The viewfinder comes as standard with a 0.66 magnifier - I was able to see the whole image area, albeit with a tiny bit of vignetting on the extreme corners of the frame, while wearing a mask, and the viewfinder info is particularly clear.
The LCD window is very good - it's a revelation to have such a wonderful display and menu system available underwater!
I'm looking forward to getting this thing into the water..
Posted 04 May 2006 - 10:57 AM
Posted 06 May 2006 - 05:55 AM
I can get the housing with camera and geared 12-24 lens mounted, the detached handles, compact dome port and extension ring , two strobes, a flat port, 60 macro and 10.5 FE lenses, sync cord and flexi-arms all in one case.
Posted 07 May 2006 - 02:14 PM
Thanks for the pictures, I want to get one too, but I need to sell my D70 housing first :-)
I wonder if you have the Sea&Sea Big Dome port? and if you can please post a picture of the D200 housing with the big dome port (Fish Eye)?
I want to see how big the rig is when they set togther?
Posted 08 May 2006 - 06:20 PM
Mine it loaded with so much equipment, that I think it would be lighter carrying rocks in it.